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What does the sponsor designation mean?

We believe expertise is gained through experience, with sponsors transacting on numerous deals across multiple commercial real estate cycles. A more established sponsor’s network of banking relationships and capital sources complement their expertise, providing negotiating benefits and help bring favorable terms to a project. We tier our sponsors based on their experience and track record so our investors can get a sense of the firm behind the deal.


Sponsor Designation Age of Firm Principal Experience Historical Capitalization Additional Requirements
Enterprise 15+ years 30+ years Must be $5B+
  • Has a national platform
  • Ranked in the top 250 for estimated value of total holdings per Real Capital Analytics
Tenured 10+ years 20+ years Must be $500 MM+
  • Principles have invested together over multiple cycles
  • Dedicated investor relations & accounting staff
Seasoned 5+ years 10+ years Must be $100 MM+
  • Existing network of repeat investors
  • Established banking relationships
  • Affiliations with national industry associations ULI, NAOIP, CCIM, SIOR, or IREM
Emerging <5 Years 5 years (at least 2) May be < $100MM
  • Strong leadership experience
  • Experience in the proposed asset class and geographic market
  • Demonstrated experience in managing individual investors


Updated as of October 7, 2022.